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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/01.idc.0000269915.79853.1b
Case Reports

Pasteurella multocida Perinephric Abscess After Renal Transplantation

Ali, Awol MD*; LaRocco, Anthony Jr MD, FACP*; Mooney, Martha L. MD, FACP*; Rijhwani, Suresh MD†

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Abstract

A 67-year-old man was noted to have an elevated serum creatinine 5 months after renal transplantation. Ultrasonography revealed a large fluid collection around the allograft kidney. Aspirated fluid and blood cultures grew Pasteurella multocida. After a failed trial of intravenous antibiotics and percutaneous catheter drainage, the abscess finally resolved after open surgical drainage and a prolonged antibiotic course. The patient had sustained a cat scratch 2 weeks before presentation.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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